Case Studies in Africa
Since 1980 the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) has recognized projects that have set new standards of excellence in architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, and landscape design across the world. The Award specifically goes to those projects that have responded to the social, economic and physical needs of a community through use of appropriate resources and technologies, innovation and by serving their aspirations for the future. Good architecture is thus recognized not only as a discipline that shapes the places we inhabit, but as a civil art that serves individuals and builds their possible future.
With a focus on countries in Central and South Asia, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture encourages debate around the lessons learned from awarded projects as a means to exchange views, knowledge and practices maximizing intercultural dialogue and sharing. In order to build awareness about health issues in Africa, Quality Design for Health Care Facilities will look at the contemporary practices by activists, doctors, political representatives and designers that make high quality health care possible today.
The Symposium will be held in partnership with Assessorato alla Città Internazionale, Comune di Reggio nell’Emilia which has a long relationship and cooperation tradition with Africa that dates back to the 60’s.
During this two-day summit, Mark Careaga will speak alongside Zeenat Sulaiman about the role of architecture for delivering healthcare services in East Africa.